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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2007 11:28:19 PM »

This is phenomenal! I wish you were my sister so my son would have you for an aunt. I see I am not the first to express this sentiment. You are the best aunt ever!
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2007 04:09:38 AM »

JELLUS. That's really cool - did you freehand or transfer it some other way?
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2007 05:56:18 AM »

Fabulous job! I love how the colors are so true, yet you can see the woodgrain beneath.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007 06:13:40 AM »

Wow guys! Thanks so much for your generous, and uplifting compliments.  I've got a huge grin as I type.

To answer some questions:
I used to be painter, but my skills are WAY out of practice.  To transfer the image, I photocopied the pages from the book onto regular printer paper, then scribbled all over the back with a charcoal pencil.  I then stuck said scribbled-on paper to the wooden chest and traced the outline of the characters in ballpoint pen, transferring the charcoal onto the wood.

I used oil paint to fill in the colours, then freehanded the cross-hatching with a paint marker.  Here's a progress shot:


This was so much fun to do (and so rewarding) I think I will send hubby to pick up a few more crates.  I might try to sell a couple.

Thank you again for you compliments.  I just love how Craftster is such an uplifting community!
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2007 06:15:24 AM »

That is amazing!  Great job! 
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2007 06:23:28 AM »

Yeah, the crosshatching was my favorite part - it's such a huge part of the illustrations.
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2007 06:43:18 AM »

I cannot imagine a better job -- the illustrations are beautiful, the overall design is restrained and lovely ... soothing even! Worth building a whole room around ... or a whole lovely house around! Congratulations!
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2007 06:55:40 AM »

you could do smaller versions too, like little treasure boxes for special things. i'd buy one of those if i saw it in a shop. oops, i wonder if you have to get permission from maurice to sell his images though?
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2007 07:20:20 AM »

I would have loved to have had this as a kid. Great work!
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MamaLou03
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2007 07:29:56 AM »

Beautiful job! You should definitely try to sell some of these. I bet you could do a whole series. You could do shelves, a nightstand, lamps...etc.

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